Northern & Central Midwest

April, 2005
Regional Report

National News - From NGA Editors

Photo Contest

National News

Gardening and photography enthusiasts, take note. The editors of NATURE'S BEST Photography magazine invite you to enter their First Annual NATURE'S BEST Backyards photography competition. More...

The Sunniest Sundrops

Sundrops and evening primroses ( Oenothera spp.) are popular perennial flowers that are easy to grow in most parts of the country. While there are more than 120 species available, only a handful...

New Safer, Systemic Fungicide

Diseases such as sudden oak death (SAD), black spot, scab, bacterial blight, and fire blight are the scourge of many trees, shrubs, fruits, and vegetables. To control these diseases home gardeners...

Grounds for Gardens Perk Up Your Plants

If you're looking for a high-nitrogen soil amendment, attractive mulch for acid-loving plants, or deliciously fragrant addition for your compost heap, seek no further than your neighborhood...

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In the Garden


For the Love of Ornamental Grasses

This is the time of the season when ornamental grasses should have their winter foliage cut off in preparation for new spring growth. I finished this task the other day, and as always, it made me renew my admiration for these terrific plants. I have...
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Shows & Events

Morton Arboretum's New Maze Garden Opening May 21, Morton Arboretum's new Maze Garden has 2,400 yews, 7 hidden plant rooms, a half...

Clever Gardening Technique

Make Perennial Supports From Tomato Cages Tall, cone-shaped tomato cages can be cut in half to make one large and one small perennial cage....
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Regional Reminders

  • Pinch Out Tips of Transplants
  • Don't Disturb Roots of Annual Transplants
  • Stake Perennials While Small
  • Try Some Summer-Blooming Bulbs
  • Plant Woodies

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